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-election. reporters grilled him on immigration to the fiscal cliff to the affair of david petraeus. plus the feds investigating material they seized from the biographer and alleged mistress' home to help the prosecution to decide whether to file charms. general petraeus him sex has now agreed to testify before congressional leaders about the attack in benghazi that killed four americans including our ambassador to libya. it is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." >> first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, the president facing a wide range of questions today at white house. we start with the scandal that brought down david petraeus. president obama says there is so far no evidence that general petraeus' affair compromised any government secrets. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i have seen that classifyied information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >>shepard: the president said this is an ongoing investigation and could not comment on specifics. why the white house did not learn about the scan
in charlotte, north carolina. she loves outdoors activities running. david petraeus is also an avid runner. the speed at which this transpired was mind blowing as one senior official described it to fox. harris? >> harris: well, catherine, what will all this mean for next week's hearing on benghazi? >> well, late today fox news told general petraeus is gone from the agency. he is not going to be testifying next week on capitol hill. and the most likely scenario is that the acting director, michael more relevant could take his place as morrell is the most read in on the consulate attack at the agency. next week's hearings are supposed to be the most intense to diet on the scandal. half a dozen hearings. general petraeus was criticized for appearing wedded to the administration's initial statements that the attack was a flash mob before this story of the resignation broke tonight, a senior senator saying next week's hearings are key. >> i think all of us want to understand what was happening then. was there a failure at the intelligence area? i have had conversations with both clapper and pe
, like general david petraeus. thls a complete surprise, though. >> the timing is just too perfect for the obama administration. just as the administration claimed that there was purely coincidence that our benghazi conflict attack was on the anniversary of september 11. now it's purely coincidence that this extra-marital affair surfaces right after the election -- want before, but right after, but before the intelligence chief goes to capitol hill to get grilled. >> we had heard he may have resigned for personal reasons. one of those reasons was the possibility of an extra-marital affair. we are confirmed it because a letter has been submitted by david petraeus himself. >> i just got off the phone with someone who talked with general petraeus, just in the past few moments. and the message was... a couple of points. one was, tell the truth. it was my request. the white house did not pressure me to do this. othing at all.ng to do with this was my request. this has nothing to do with it. i want to testify about benghazi. there was nothing to do with the white house pressuring me to l
to be dropping out or at least postponing. general david petraeus and secretary of state hillary clinton, skipping out because of scheduling conflicts. will we get any answers. >> two weeks since superstorm sandy and home owners are going after the power company themselves. how might that turn out? >> and the so-called fat tax, not holding much weight. the law that was supposed to save people has an unexpected side effect, it kills business. "fox & friends" on 11-11-12 starts right now. ♪ >> good morning, everyone, it's veterans day and we honor everyone for their service today. all of our hard working men and women in the military. so we will be talking about them. >> yes. >> and it used to be called what? >> armiist day. >> one man wished we weren't talking about his shady past. as of right now. david petraeus after resigning on friday is not set to testify at senate or house hearings on benghazi this week. he may be compelled to. he has not been asked to by other, the house or the senate committees. one would hope he would be compelled to testify. >> alisyn: correct me if i'm wrong
. here is what we know so far. >> general david petraeus's surprise resignation. it starts in 2006, paulabroad we well. she was a student. he was commander at for the leavenworth. >> he came to speak at harvard while the commander at fort leavenworth. i was studying at the time and group of students was asked to meet with him. after he did a presentation. and then i said i'm working on this research and i would like to get this feedback. he gave me his card and we kept in touch. >> october 2009, general petraeus takes over u.s. central command at mcgill air force base in tampa. that is where she meets jill kelley. two years later. june, 2010, general petraeus is named top command in afghanistan. >> i'm also pleased to nominate david petraeus on to take command in afghanistan. >> then paula broadwell begins on his biography. >> i was embedded with him in afghanistan. it was confusing for the folks because i'm a military reservist with a top clearance. a lot of my former peers was a major broadwell. >> it was an open secret that they were involved while he being a commander in 2010.
questioning the veracity of david petraeus' testimony when he said the attack was a flash mob. and a demonstration that spun out of control. with that explanation overwhelmingly rejected many on the hill say it's vital that petraeus testify. >> i would like to hear from him within the next week or so. there is so much to learn. he has just gotten back from a trip over there. the american people have a right to know. >> reporter: investigators wants to explore whether he may have molded his briefing to the white house narrative to keep them from exposing his affair. martha: doug, obviously a lot of people on the hill as we just saw senator barrasso upset that the fbi did not alert them that there was an ongoing investigation into the petraeus issue. what's that all about? >> reporter: there are questions about when the fbi is required to notify congress about ongoing criminal investigation. legendary some say infamous j. edcar hoofer was criticized for using investigation as tools to threaten opponents. jay carney was asked why the white house didn't know about the investigatio
david petraeus. as you heard he resigned on friday after having an affair with paula broadwell who was his bigrapper. she had gone to west point and harvard and valedictorian of her class. she met him upon at harvard and that's when the relationship started. >> brian: she has a book tour. and very impressive and extremely bright and knows the military and unbelievably fit and since 2009 there seems to be something else going on. >> steve: how did we find out about this? thanks to this woman here. she's 37 years old. her name is jill kelly and a social planner in madill for joint specialops. in the month of may she got threatening e-mails. she got five and 10 of them. >> brian: you want to tell. mrs. petraeus and the husband who is a cancer surgeon and david petraeus. >> steve: far left is her sister who is a lawyer who represents the whistle-blowers. jill kelly got e-mails. i know what you are up to and back away from my guy. she didn't know who they were from and about. she felt threatened and went to an f.b.i. field office and they traced the e-mail and found out she was sending
director david petraeus is now expected to testify before congress on the attack on our consulate in benghazi and president obama speaking publicly for the first time about the scandal that's rocked the military and the cia. >> obviously, there is an ongoing investigation. >> shepard: the president speaking publicly for the first time about the scandal. >> you can assure the american people that there have been no breaches of national security? >> do you believe you should have known sooner? >> shepard: tonight, the commander and chief answers some questions. plus, lawmakers now asking whether the investigation into general petraeus' affair affected his testimony about the attack on our consulate in benghazi. >> the fact that his testimony was so wrong and the fact that the investigation has gone on, it just has to make you wonder. >> the american people have been mislead from the beginning. >> i would like to ask general petraeus some questions. >> shepard: now the general says he is ready to talk. and accusations that a woman at the center of the scandal stored classified materi
: good evening. i'm bret baier. the unfair that untanned c.i.a. career of general david petraeus and the assassination of a u.s. ambassador and three others in cincinnati bengals. the former is a story that is changing by the minute. while the latter is being seen in a new light ahead of congressional hearings. we have fox team coverage tonight. intelligence correspondent catherine herridge looks at the matc machinations on capitol hill, and who knew what when. but first, jennifer griffin untangles the complicated relationships here. there are a lot of them. good evening. >> good evening, bret. in the military they call this literal damagcollateral damage. as of monday, c.i.a. director resigned over affair with his biographer. today we learn the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is implicated in the scandal as well as unnamed f.b.i. official who was taken off the case for becoming too involve involved. david petraeus's paramour seen in public for the first time since the affair was revealed friday. jogging in rain outside her brother's northwest home and later in suv. overnight,
. we have confirmed it. a letter has been smut submitted by david petraeus himself. >> just got off the phone with someone who has talked with general petraeus, just the past few moments. the message was, a couple of points. one was, tell the truth. it was my request. the white house didn't pressure me to do this. this had nothing to do with benghazi. nothing at all. this was my request. this has nothing to do with it. i want to testify about benghazi. there was nothing to do with the white house pressuring me to leave this job. >> this reads like something you wouldn't imagine, with a plot like this, five days before the hearing. it does legitimately raise some eyebrows on the timing. >> do you think it's a coincidence? cia director david petraeus resigning days before he is supposed to testify about benghazi on capitol hill. katherine herig is here. take us back to 3:00 and tell me what we have. >> what we have learned about the chain of events, it set into motion on thursday. fox was told that the cia director had a very important meeting at a cia headquarters with the people com
could have been an attempt to blackmail david petraeus as head of the the cia. they began to investigate and that is when they came across information about the affair with paula broadwell. however, we also cannot confirm that paula broadwell sent those threatening e-mails to jill kelly, the family friend of petraeus. there's no indication that jill kelly was having an affair with petraeus. the affair that general petraeus admitted to was with paula broadwell and his biographer, but what is interesting, what is not clear at this point is who wrote the threatening e-mails that started this daisy-chain event and may not, according to both families, may not have been paula broadwell herself. this has been painted as a fight between two women over general petraeus, but it's not clear that's what it was at all. >> harris: and that's really the problem, right, jennifer? because if somehow or another someone had gained access to either her e-mail and/or that of general petraeus, that is a compromise. that is, it's not what you want. that's access that might be nefarious and that's why they were
the resignation of general david petraeus as the c.i.a. director is hub of a wheel with spokes streaming out in all directions. from how it was discovered to the relationship with the terror attack in libya. it's the story expanding exponentially tonight. we have fox news coverage. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has the latest on the nuts and bolts of the investigation. we begin with the national security correspondent jennifer griffin on the connection between petraeus, aed mistress paula broadwell, and the benghazi attacks. good evening, jennifer. >> good evening, bret. close friends of general david petraeus tell us he is devastated and deeply embarrassed by how much pain he has caused his family and friends. general petraeus told friends the affair was his biographer paula broadwell that started two months after he left the military around the same time he took over at the c.i.a. september 2011. though they spent nearl year together in afghanistan while she researched his biographer. all in. the education of david petraeus. he says the affair ended four months ago. h
-star general, david petraeus. i'm jamie colby, a brand new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> kelly: i'm kelly wright, and president obama accepting petraeus's resignation yesterday after the cia director admitted to carrying on an extramarital affair and reports say he had a relationship with his biographer, paula broadwell. and many are expressing shock and sadness over his resignation and some are questioning the timing of this. because it comes days before he's supposed to speak to lawmakers about the deadly attack on the the u.s. consulate in libya. molly henneberg is live in washington with more details and molly, good afternoon to you. >> hi, jamie, the fbi came upon the affair and really by accident during a part of a bigger investigation of suspicious e-mails sent to general petraeus and perhaps others. now that he's stepped down, general petraeus will not testify this upcoming week at house and intelligence committee hearings investigating the benghazi libya attack and some republicans say that sounds a little close to suspicious. petraeus in charge of the cia since september
that is closed to the public and reporters. fox news learned former c.i.a. director david petraeus voluntarily agreed to testify before both committees. while there are reports that the testimony could come as early as tomorrow, it remains fluid situation. and nothing has been finalized tonight, chris. >> chris: we'll stay on top of it. thank you. now to what investigators found in paula broadwell's home computer. here is national security correspondent jennifer griffin. >> as a military intelligence army reserve lieutenant can no paula broadwell has special clearance to view classified information but not to take it home with her. in addition, she could face charms under the uniform code of military justice if she was working for army at the time of her extra marital affair with david petraeus. the army is currently investigating. f.b.i. returned to her home in north carolina monday night and carted away computers and half a dozen boxes of documents we have since learned contain classified information. the f.b.i. has said there is no indication petraeus gave broadwell those documents. the pre
for reportedly knowing for months. the cia director david petraeus was involved in an fbi investigation. holder did not tell the president. investigators are trying to pinpoint the cause of the deadly explosion in indianapolis. the ex-husband of the woman whose house is believed it be at the center of the blast says the furnace might be to blame. he says the daughter texted him saying the heat was out the family was spending the night at the hotel. they were not home when the explosion rocked the south side neighborhood killing two people and leaving dozens of others homeless. it could take weeks to find out what happened. a faulty furnace is not likely to blame. >> thousands of frustrated people in the new york area have been in the dark for two weeks now. the governor says he is not at all happy about it. he says he will launch an investigation into all of the power companies in the region which includes lipa, long island power authority. listen to this. >> they were not prepared. i think they were noncommunicative in their response. i think the noncommunicativeness actually exacerbated the s
asked about libya and he faced embarrassing questions about david petraeus. >> you can assure the american people that there have been no breaches of national security in the scandal involving generals petraeus and allen? >> bill: we'll analyze the presidential press conference today and what it means to you. >> i'm an honorary consul general so i have volumability. >> now it seems one of the women involved in the general petraeus sex candle may be a loon. we will have the latest on this story. >> miller will react to the press conference. and miller still have chick-fil-a on his mind. >> they say general tsou's chicken and i say i don't think so. >> bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. hi i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the presidential press conference, that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. mostly a waste of time. as mr. obama did what he always does, provided long-winded answers to general questions. the first question from the white house press corps should have been very simple. exactl
on the resignation which reads and i quote, "from the letter, c.i.a. director david petraeus submitted his letter of resignation to thement. the decision to step down represents the loss of one our nation's most respected public servants from his long army career to his leadership at the helm of the c.i.a. he has redefined what it means to seven and sacrifice for one's country. since he took over as the director in september of last year, he and i have worked together to tackle and of the most challenging issues faced by the intelligence community in more than a decade. under his leadership the c.i.a. remained instrumental in providing our policy makers decision advantage through the best possible intelligence." now to ed henry who is just getting more information about this. tell us what you know. >>reporter: jake carney is telling reporters the president will have a statement reacting to this. the benghazi story, the terror attack is something that has put pressure on this white house and put pressure on senior intelligence officials like general petraeus. this is a complete surprise. there was
with a fox news alert. an f.b.i. investigation that led to the resignation of david petraeus. the investigation was trillion dollars after a woman petraeus was having an affair with sent threatening emails to another woman who both of them knows. good morning, everyone,. >> a lot of questions remain unanswered. thanks for joining us. they're considered stunning new developments this morning from a scandal that's still continuing to unravel. it's also raised questions about the woman at the receiving end of the emails. there may be more than one and their connection to general petraeus. peter doocy is live in washington with the latest. >> we don't know who the third woman is involved in the email triangle between paula broadwell and general petraeus but it's not his wife, holly. and the f.b.i. was not looking for lusty emails when they started the investigation. they were looking for evidence of harassment. after they traced the harassing messages to paula broadwell's computer they discovered salacious notes between the four star general and his buyographer. >> the f.b.i. cam
.i.a. director general david petraeus is out tonight. just three days after president obama won re-election. petraeus says the reason isen extramarital affair. this is one of those stories that virtually no one saw coming. we begin with ed henry. >> reporter: officials were stunned when general petraeus came to the president and told him that he wanted to step down. he has had a long distinguished military record of decades, architect of the surge in iraq. you will remember. in 2007 under president bush. came back and became the commander on the ground in afghanistan against president obama. the general has come under fire for the c.i.a. role in benghazi terror attack, people close to him tonight insist the resignation had nothing to do with the ips dept. this is a personal failing that he talked about today in a statement saying after being married for over 37 years i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable as a husband and leader of an organization such as ours. this afternoon, the president graciously accepted my resign
. >> there is new reaction to the resignation of the cia. the timing of david petraeus's departure. it is a day after the four-star general ended his career . he quit because he had an extra marital affair and now we know more about the fbi investigation that led to the discovery of the woman he was with. we reported that she is biographer paula broadwell. during that process her name came up. and all of this information coming to light on just days before the hearing on benghazi, libya terrorist attack. former cia director david petraeus was set to testify. now he has not on the list. it has law makers questioning. peter king said testimony from petraeus is essential to understanding what went wrong in benghazi. he was on fox news earlier today. >> i was not told and the chairman of the intelligence committee was supposed to be told. my understanding they were not told about it and the fib fub said it didn't involve terrorism or intelligence. >> and molly what was the fbi looking at. >> harris, the fbi discovered the bigrapy paula broadwell had acess to the personal e-mail account and they mon
to the resignation of david petraeus. we know the target of the threatening e-mail that is prompted the investigation. there are concerns about whether the mistress knew state secrets. >> the fallout of the cia director david petraeus sent shock waves through out washington. he tendered his resignation after an investigation revealed he had an affair with paula broadwell. we know the fbi was aware of the affair for months part of an investigation ghan with threatening e-mails ladies and gentlemenedly sent by broadwell tol a petraeus family friend joe kelly a woman who is not romantically link to do petraeus. some are questioning why the president accepted the resignation. >> are you going to investigate why the fbi didn't know ynotify before? >> yes. this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told there is a way to do it that is just to inform the chair and vice-chairman of both committees to -- this has happened before not with precise same things, but none of the four of us that ever breached that confidentiality. >> fbi director petraeus was s
tonight that ended the career of general david petraeus. you may know by now petraeus admits he had an extra marital affair. we knew it involved e-mails questions of national security and a woman who was writing a book about him and now this just moments ago sources close to fox news and the petraeus family confirming to us a second woman was involved in the fbi investigation of his e-mails and she was in fact a close friend named jill kelly. that is her second from the right standing right next to general petraeus' wife. they were not having an affair but she did receive e-mails from paula broadwell the woman with whom petraeus was involved. how all of this relates to our nation's safety is key for you to know and understand. let's bring in correspondent jennifer griffin joining us on the phone from washington, d.c. let's start there national security and why this is important. >> well, it is very important because we -- every time a story comes out these days from -- about this story the benghazi story we keep finding out it's not the whole truth. what we have learned tonight i ha
from david petraeus' shocking resignation from the c.i.a. late last friday afternoon. there is new information and new questions about the timing of his departure. it came three days after the presidential election. but there were reports that the administration and others may have been aware of the allegations before then. joining to us short it out is bret baier, host of "special report." bret? >> hi. the big story today the multiple threads of this investigation of the resignation of c.i.a. director general david petraeus. fox news can confirm that attorney general eric holder was informed in late summer that the f.b.i. was investigating general petraeus at that time. however, we're told that holder was not given details during that period. source tells us that is consistent with long-standing bureau policy not to brief congress or the white house in the middle of a criminal investigation. when it does notvo a security threat -- not involve a security threat. members of congress wanted to be briefed, they said. it appears the probe began when a petraeus family friend reported to
as part of the custody battle. i will read from them, one from general petraeus, or from david petraeus at c.i.a., "when we hosted them and her family for christmas dinner this past year, in each case, we have seen a very loving relationship. a mother working hard to provide her son enjoyable educational and development experiences, in view of this it is unfortunate in my view that her interaction with her son has been so limited by the custody settlement." general allen writes, and i quote, "natalie loves her child and cherishes each and every opportunity she has to spend with him and she is a dedicated mother in light of her maturity and commitment to raising her child, i humbly request your reconsideration of the existing mandated custody settlement." this was back in september. again, more questions about the relationship between the top military brass, jill kelley who launched the f.b.i. investigation that revealed the affair with birthday birthday b. >>shepard: almost too much for tv, we neat a manual to follow the characters. the mom in this case, the sister of jill kelley is sai
: tomorrow, the former c.i.a. director david petraeus will testify before closed classified session of the house and senate intelligence committee. separately fox news confirmed that the c.i.a. launched preliminary investigation in to the former director's conduct. chris? >> chris: catherine herridge on capitol hill. we hope to be talking live with saxby chambliss about what is happening in the closed hearing he is attending at this moment. we'll have it as soon as the hearing ends later in the program. white house is condemning the barrage of rocket fire from gaza to israel. three people were killed. israel says it's preparing for widening of the response. leland vittert is monitoring developments from the israel-gaza border. >> reporter: hamas opened their promised gates of hell, bombarding israel south with hundreds of rockets. this is right now the safest place. we can come in under here. the missile is coming in. you know it's here. where will it hit? there it was. the explosion nearby. we'm walk around to the other side where you saw this damage. that is it. this is the other
th. the man who has the department of secret has a secret of his own. general david petraeus resigns over an affair days before he was set to testify on benghazi: >> raising taxes. >> i'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deaf -- deficit while people like me making $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. >> how will the president's plan to tax the rich play out in washington? will they have some by tart san agreement? we'll hear from both sides ahead. >> and for the first time since sandy knocked out its power, lady liberty shining brightly. guess what, thousands of americans who were hit hard by sandy still sitting cold and powerless 12 days later. we will hear from some of those people as "fox & friends" for this saturday starts right now. >> oy. >> oy it is early. >> thanks for joining us so early and thanks to mike jarrett for coming in and clayton morris. >> i have a feeling i know why you invited me in because i'm 237 years old. oddly, it's also the marine scorp 237 years old today. >> you look good for 237. >> loo
david petraeus stepping down after revelations about an extramarital affair. hello, i'm gregg jarrett. welcome to a brand-new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> harris: i'm heather childers. f.b.i. -- >>. >> heather:. they discovered it through the f.b.i. and on the woman may have had access to personal e-mail account but many are questioning the timing of this as general petraeus was gearing up to testify next week before house lawmakers concerning the deadly attack on u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. molly henneberg is live in washington with the very latest on this story. >> molly: now that he stepped down, general david petraeus will not testify this up coming week at house and senate intelligence xheet committee hearings investigating the benghazi. some on capitol hill they do want to hear from him in the future. >> i hope we don't have to subpoena a four-star general and former c.i.a. director. i hope he would come voluntarily. if he won't, he will be subpoenaed. >> molly: petraeus who had been in charge of the c.i.a. since september 2011 has said the attack was in re
down the general. the investigations begin and the questions mount about david petraeus. his mistress and their emails. thousands of emails. did his secret lover have access to national secrets? tonight, what she told people about the attack on our embassy in benghazi. and why the cia insists she doesn't know what she is talking about. plus, two weeks after super storm sandy, tens of thousands of americans are still in the dark. >> how long is it going to take to get our electricity back? >> i am very unhappy. [chanting] >> we certainly understand the frustration that's out there. [chanting] >> more trucks, more trucks. >> shepard: tonight, how long before the lights come back? and volunteers from louisiana bringing supplies to the northeast. pay back for all the help they got after hurricane katrina. >> we wanted to reach out and help them like some people helped us. >> shepard: tonight, all aboard the train of hope. but first from fox this monday night, pillow talk and national security. fox news confirms or has confirmed that the cia found classified documents on the computer that
of cia director david petraeus's resignation raising questions here in washington. what the intelligence committee is saying about her plans to investigate the affair that brought petraeus down approximate what it means for the libya hearing. more than 100,000 people without power in the wake of hurricane sandy. protests breaking out in new york, as the utility companies offer little guidance. we are live on the ground. honoring our armed service members, we will introduce you to the best charities helping our military and their family this is veterans day. i'm shannon bream, live from our nation's capitol. >> we are learning new details about the scandal that ended the public career of cia director david petraeus and how it could affect upcoming hearings about the benghazi investigation. the chair of the national intelligence committee says she did not received any -- receive any advance notice of this investigation. >> the senate intelligence committee received no advanced notice of any kind of investigation into director petraeus and chairwoman dianne feinstein said that finding out a
to tom brennan or tom donald or anybody else let alone david petraeus and hillary clinton. so you put somebody out there and that was your fault that got the information and we don't know whose opinions and conclusion and the president wants to call out the people who just want answers. >> gretchen: sorry, i thought you were -- >> brian: senator graham and john mccain heard this and this is what they said. >> i will hold her accountable and she volunteered for the assignment. she is incompetent when comes to benghazi and the person i blame the most is the president. my response to the president of the united states. we are not picking on anybody. and we want answers and the buck does stop at your desk. >> in the presidential answer he contradicted as brian. she went at the direction to the white house and in the same breath but he said you go after the un ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi . so which one is it? and by the way, now that it is admitted that the white house sent her out there there will be more questions of whether the white house was the people behind the he
. today is tuesday. i am gretchen carlson. big news day. first it was general david petraeus and now general john allen in current commander in afghanistan tied to the same scandal and the woman that ended petraeus' career and the feds have 30,000 pages of e-mails in their hands now. >> brian: with the hearings on benghazi . leon panetta said there was not enough warnings to save the four americans murdered fighting for their lives in libya. >> steve: the defense department needs to know in advance when bad stuff happens. not making that up. >> brian: chairman paul ryan telling americans he will go back to work. >> i am house budget chair and it is part of my job to make this divided government work. >> brian: you can hear the disappointment. the former vp revealing what he will do next and going through election day with mitt romney. "fox and friends" starts right now. >> gretchen: you it is a good day when the floor crew is humming our theme song. >> brian: only one they know. >> gretchen: welcome everybody. petraeus scandal appears to be getting bigger . this is a made for movie s
kelway is live for us. doug? >> reporter: former cia director david petraeus voluntarily agreed to testify before house and senate intelligence committees. fox has learned he will speak off site on friday to the senate intelligence committee about the libya report. presumably that it means his testimony will be closed and not open to the public. recall that director petraeus briefed intelligence committees on september 14th, three days after the benghazi attack and said that the attack was akin to a flashmob that is explanation moments ago chairman of the house homeland security committee peter king suggested may have been dishonest. >> i was just talking to frank lobioni on the intelligence committee with me, documents we see, intelligence prior to general petraeus coming in, it is impossible to believe that he thought he was giving honest testimony. >> reporter: while not going that far other members of the intelligence committees want answers from petraeus. >> does make you wonder because the cia has now reported they knew pretty much from the beginning this was an al qaeda-inspired terrorist
than ever droid does. >> the scandal surrounding general david petraeus extramarital affair and gen. john allen's e-ils has painted an unflattering picture of america's top leaders. >> gen. petraeus resigned but gen. john allen is still on the job with the president's support. >> the president will continue to have his confidence. >> would it be a better idea if everyone involved just stepped down? we talk to a u.s. army veteran and ceo of concern veterans of america. he joined us from the twin cities. pete, we know you served under both the guys. what do you think? >> well, eats a crummy situation, no doubt. but i did serve under both of them. i couldn't hold them in prior professional regard. they are both mission first, and these are difficult personal circumstances but at the end of the day i don't think it precludes them from being professionals in their field. we are talking about the number of e-mails, don't ask me why i was asking entertainment tonight last night. it was on in the background. but it reads like a soap opera and the media feeds it and i don't think any of it h
'm liz cheney, in tonight for sean. the director of central intelligence, david petraeus stepped down, citing an extra-marital affair. after being married over 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment, by engaging in an extra-marital affair. such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and the leader of an organization, such as ours. general petraeus, one of america's most respected and decorated military leader, served as the agency's head since april of last year. tonight, fox news has learned that the woman petraeus had an affair with is paula broadwell, who wrote a biography on petraeus, called "all in." their relationship was uncovered by the fbi, during an investigation unrelated to this matter. miss broadwell was interviewed on this very program in march. >> i love david petraeus. how well did you get to know him? >> pretty l. i spent 3 years, that started as my dissertation and became a book. i was imbedded into the headquarters and followed him around and gathered strategic information. >> >> pretty amazing. >> the time is garnering a lot of attention. we are only a few
called david petraeus. as a matter of fact, i had had an appointment with him at 3:00 that afternoon. that was canceled and so then when these questions came up i obviously took action myself to try to find out and then informed my vice-chairman and i talked to the director twice. this is very hard stuff. >> are you going to investigate why the fbi didn't notify you before? >> yes, absolutely. this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. there is a way to do it and that is just to inform the chair and the vice-chairman of both committees to -- this has happened before not with precise same things but none of the four of us have ever breached that confidentiality. >> let me ask you, you raise the hearings, and we are going to get into that in a moment but petraeus was supposed to testify in a closed hearing your committee will hold on thursday about the attack on benghazi. now because petraeus has stepped down his deputy now acting directory placement mike morrell is going to testify in his place. one are you going to insist o
a short while ago that general david petraeus, the director of the c.i.a. resign from his post citing personal reasons. specifically,en extramarital affair. joining us with the details and latest development on the surprising news is "special report" host bret baier. bret? >> c.i.a. director resigned as the nation's top spy saying he had engaged in an extra marital affair and his words showed extremely poor judgment. the story developed late today after words spreading of a hastily scheduled meeting for petraeus at the white house thursday. >> does the president have full faith and confidence in president petraeus? >> the president thinks general petraeus has done an excellent job. >> he believes general petraeus did an excellent job. no personnel announcements to make today. >> as the briefing was going on, details started to emerge about the resignation and letter to the c.i.a. personnel released detailing the affair. "yesterday afternoon i went to the white house and asked the president to be allowed for personal reasons to resign from my position at the c.i.a. after being married
the investigation into david petraeus and why it was kept secret until after the election. let's begun with john allen now finds himself in the middle of this growing scandal. he currently sios at commander of nato forces in afghanistan. and jill kelly said that she had been receiving bizarre comments from paula broadwell. what did the e-mails say? they characterize the messages as, quote, flirtatious in nature and inappropriate. we have just learned that two u.s. officials tell fox that it was more than just flirting. they describe them as sexually split and equivalent of phone sex over e-mail. he denies it but something is not adding up. we heard from the father of broadwell. this is something else entirely and the truth will come out. there is a lot more than meets the eye. if we are to believe the story we are told all of this started because paula broadwell sent anonymous e-mails to kelly. it's like cat ties stuff, phrases who do you think you are? you parade around the base. you need to take it down a notch. none of them reportedly referenced violence but the f.b.i. launched a full investi
. former c.i.a. director david petraeus will testify tomorrow in two closed door hearings. it was announced today that secretary of state hillary clinton will testify in mid-december. chairman of the house foreign affairs committee spoke today about the frustration over the conflicting information. >> every time we have another classified briefing and every time we try to pry deeper we get conflicting reports about what was taking place. and what messages were being sent to washington. what did the administration know, and we have got to do something to make sure that our personnel in harm's way including diplomat, they are on the front line, that the diplomatic posts are protected and that they have the security that they need. >> dana: all right. so a lot to get to tonight, because there are more reports tonight from the "wall street journal" that updated the story earlier, eric, that said general david petraeus in the final days before he was leaving that there is a lot of conflict and it was over the benghazi issue because he wanted to put out a c.i.a. timeline to put the c.i.a. in a fa
story tonight cia director david petraeus forced to resign after an extramarital affair this, san awful situation the fbi knew but kept under wraps until after the presidential vote. not even senators on the intelligence committee knew what is going on. >> we receive nod advanced notice. it was like a lightning bolt the way i found out. i came back to washington thursday night, friday morning, the staff director told me there were calls from press about this. i called david petraeus. as a matter of fact i had had an appointment with him at 3:00 that afternoon. that was cancelled. >> bill: what does this story mean for you? joining us now from washington is lieutenant colonel ralph peters. what is the important part of the story? >> the important part is that it appears the white house is lying again just as it was lying about benghazi. the key here, detail is the time line. who knew what? when? now it's emerged contemporary to details attorney general holder did know months ago about the investigation. it's strange to believe that eric holder did not tell his good friend, the president
of those sides, and david petraeus present what was going on and what their agencies were doing. then there is this big question, catherine, which john mccain is pushing for, a special investigation, a panel, a select committee to be put in place. is there any chance of that? >> reporter: well there seems to be some immediate pushback. to lay it out for folks. we have three senior senate republicans who believe the fallout from benghazi is so significant it is on par with some of the major scandals of american history. >> watergate investigation benefited from a joint select committee. iran-contra benefited from a select committee. i think finding the truth about benghazi is only possible if you combine the resources of these three committees and do it in a professional manner. >> reporter: shortly after that announcement the senate majority leader harry reid said he would not support the proposal and there has also been hesitation from other republicans and moderates in the senate saying that the proposal is premature. >> i think we ought to give the established committees of t
there. the search for answers is coming up. general david petraeus set to testify on the benghazi attack. there he is in front of not one, but two intelligence committees. we have new stuff on this. wait until you hear this. and serious developments in the middle east. palestinian mill tapets fired rock -- militants fired rockets at israel's largest city. they fired at tel aviv for the first time in two decades. now israel's troops are on the move. a serious escalation all ahead unless breaking news changes everything on "studio b." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, a tough day on capitol hill as lawmakers try to get answers about the terror attack that killed a u.s. ambassador and three other americans in libya. actor head of the cia, michael morel, james clapper and matthew olson among those facing questions. members of the house foreign affairs committee are asking whether officials ignored warnings and request for extra security and whether intelligence con flicked it with the -- conflicted with what the obama officials were saying in the aftermath of the attack. >> i am appal
david petraeus suddenly steps down on how the resignation impacts the investigation into the benghazi attacks. >> because of your honor, men are alive and-- >> we salute our veterans with medal of honor recipient dakota meyer. ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckabee. [applaus [applause] >> thank you, thank you very much. welcome to huckabee from the fox news studios in new york city. well, i have a great new recipe i tried out this week for fried crow. i've been eating a lot of that lately. like a lot of conservatives across the land, i really thought mitt romney was going to be elected president. well, i was quite wrong and so were most of the conservative observers and commenttators. so, america has made a choice. now, let's be clear, it was not the choice that i was hoping for, but now what? we did it without bloodshed, bullets, we did it without people with boots and badges dragging us through the streets. of course, now, the hand wringing begins as republican whine about mitt romney's campaign or mitt romney himself. look, romney won the primary and he earned the right to c
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